• The ModGolf Podcast: Breaking The Grass Ceiling - A Mother/Daughter Duo Who Are Changing The Golf Leadership Landscape

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host Colin Weston, speaks with Balmoral Golf Course GM Lesley McMahon. 

    "When I was offered the position as the NGCOA Canada President I took it because they believed I was the right person for the job and I just happen to be female."

    - Lesley McMahon, General Manager, Balmoral Golf Course

    "I want to see golf as a safer place for women where they truly feel that they are equals in this industry and it's not just a man's game anymore."

    Clare McMahon - MBA Grad and Golf Teaching Professional

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Scaling A Golf Startup With Partnerships

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show host and creator Colin Weston chats with Twilight Golf Association founder Nick Conrad.

    "I quickly realized that golf is a great equalizer sport where people with different ages and skill levels can all coexist on the course at the same time. No matter if you're a really skilled player or a new beginner, everyone's always working on something and has that common thread of constant improvement."

    - Twilight Golf Association founder Nick Conrad

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Do A Common Thing In An Uncommon Way

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host Colin Weston speaks with the founder of SQAIRZ, Bob Winskowicz.

    "When Ely Callaway created the Big Bertha and Karsten Solheim created PING irons, they went to work on a driver and an iron that had perimeter weighting. And when they got done, the club looked the way it did because that's the way perimeter weighting looked. It wasn't the other way around. They didn't worry about the fact that this Big Bertha was an oversized metal wood that looked like a snow shovel with no hosel and then the iron looked like something that an alien designed."

    - Bob Winskowicz, Founder of SQAIRZ

  • ModGolf Podcast: Connecting Golfers With Likeminded Playing Partners

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Kat Ramirez, the founder of Golfing Buddy. 

    "They did not make me feel like I was part of this foursome. I felt like the outsider and I felt like I wasn't good enough. And it's bad enough that women already feel like they're not good enough as it is in the golf world. If you have one bad experience, you're never gonna go back. You're not."

    - Kat Ramirez, Founder of Golfing Buddy

  • Langley's Redwoods GC May Not Re-Open Until 2024

    The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Continues At Langley's Redwoods GC - Image Courtesy Redwoods

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A closure that was anticipated to last six months could drag on for two years as work on the Trans Mountain pipeline project continues at a snail’s pace at Redwoods Golf Course in Langley. 

    When the last shots were struck at Redwoods on April 18 of this year, the hope was the popular course would be back up and and running this fall. But managing director Doug Hawley’s worst fears are now being realized....

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Making A Difference: Supporting The Recovery Of Injured Veterans Through Golf

    In this 1st episode of their 13th season, ModGolf Podcast creator and host, Colin Weston, talks with John Simpson, the founder of On Course Foundation which supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel and veterans through golf.

    The Foundation's mission is to build confidence and self-belief in their members through golf skills and employment events, and set them on the path to meaningful full-time employment opportunities in the golf industry.

  • Video: Tiger Woods A True Golf 'Artist'

    Every so often it's worthwhile to just go back and take a look at some of the incredible shots Tiger hit while he was amassing his amazing record on the PGA TOUR.

    It truly seemed there was no situation, no occasion too big or too difficult for him to not only escape...but to turn into something magical.

    Watch below as Woods reminds us all of his fearlessness and magical touch from virtually anywhere at any time on the golf course. 

     

     

     

  • The ModGolf Podcast: How A Simple Invitation Becomes A Powerful Way To Grow Golf- Laura Diaz, Sr. Director Of Community & Inclusion With The LPGA

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Laura Diaz, the Sr. Director of Community & Inclusion with the LPGA. Diaz learned through her own experiences how important it can be to make the effort to invite people out to play golf.

    That simple act can open a world of opportunity for many who would not otherwise consider getting into the game. 

    "I have become a lot more self-aware about being that person that invites others because we do get cliquey."

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Building A Bridge That Connects Golfers, Caddies And Clubs

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, sits down for a conversation with Brett Jaffee, Co-Founder of Caddy Time. Jaffe saw an opportunity where people could connect with the golf-savvy community. Professional and recreational golfers would be able to add a caddy to any golf outing that they chose.

    "Sometimes golfers need a competitive caddy, but also for senior play, junior play, woman's play. Caddies are a terrific bridge to the golf facility."

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Combining His Love Of Golf And Entrepreneurship - Markus Westerberg, Co-Founder Of dewiz

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, creator and show host, Colin Weston, speaks with Markus Westerberg, Co-Founder Of dewiz. Westerberg and his company started up about a year ago and as he says, "There's no ego motivation here. We just want to help golfers get better, grow the company and reach out to more golfers."

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Entrepreneurial Lessons Transferred From The Trading Floor - Eileen Jurczak, Founder And CEO Of Xonic Golf

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, talks to Eileen Jurczak, Founder And CEO Of Xonic Golf. A former Trading Room Floor denizen for BMO, Jurczak had an AHA moment that led to her starting up Xonic Golf. 

    "At that point in my life I was working on the trading floor for many years with BMO and had been introduced to artificial intelligence in the financial realm. Not in sports but AI nonetheless. The two came together and I said 'wait a second, I wonder if there's a product here? I wonder if we can bring together AI and this passion for golf?"

  • A Blog On The LIV Golf Business Model By ModGolf Founder Colin Weston

    Disclaimer: The following guest blog is written by Colin Weston and wholly represents his thoughts and ideas and are not intended to be indicitive of British Columbia Golf's opinions or position on this subject. Weston is the host and creator of The ModGolf Podcast, where he speaks with entrepreneurs, innovators, disruptors, and influencers who are shaping the future of the golf industry. You can listen in at www.mod.golf -  ed.

    By Colin Weston/ModGolf Podcast

    Lots of listeners have asked me “why aren’t you talking more about LIV Golf since The ModGolf Podcast is about entrepreneurship and innovation in the golf industry?”

    The main reason why I haven’t is that I’m playing the long game on this story. I believe coexistence is attainable as has been proven out in other pro sports leagues with alternative playing formats such as cricket and volleyball. The NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, English Premiership and La Liga understand the value of team brands and so does LIV.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Redefining The Golf Club Membership Experience - Billy Brown, Founder And CEO Of The Golf Sanctuary

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, Colin Weston chats with Billy Brown, Founder and CEO of The Golf Sanctuary in Nashville Tennessee.

    Brown saw an opportunity in the golf industry to offer a new and enhanced membership experience, saying, "When demand is greater than supply, there is a business opportunity. I found one in The Golf Sanctuary".

  • Video: The Unreachable Golf Course: The Story of Bald Eagle GC's Forced Quarantine During Covid-19

    In a very well done short documentary aired by Skratch, Erik Anders Lang travels to Bald Eagle GC in Point Roberts, WA, a formally 'unreachable' course to find out what happened to so completely isolate the facility in this episode of Adventures in Golf, presented by United Airlines.

    Golf boomed during the pandemic...everywhere except here. Two years later, it's finally making its comeback. Bald Eagle GC has a unique story of being virtually abandoned during the pandemic, which was far from unique in the U.S. and Canada at the time, but is slowly making a comeback thanks to the local volunteers who are helping as they play.

    To see Brad Ziemer's recent story and interviews on Bald Eagle's comeback click here

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Using Customer Feedback To Deliver Exceptional Value

    In this episode of The ModGolf Podcast show creator and host, Colin Weston, talks with Nick Longley, co-founder at Inrange Golf.

    Inrange is a company that,  "...uses technology, combined with the more informal environment of the range to open up the game of golf. To make practice fun again. To bring in a whole new generation of players. To redefine what 'playing golf' actually looks like."

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Relationships Are The New Currency

    In this episode of The ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, chats with Ty DeLavallade the founder and president of Deuce, an upscale golf and cigar accessory company that can design golf accessories for every golfer.

    "I did some research to find out what other black-owned businesses are out there. To be fair, I didn't find any...

  • Don’t Be Intimidated By Golf

    The 14th Hole At Bear Mountain In Victoria Is Beautiful & Scary At The Same Time - BC Golf Photo 

    By John Gordon, Courtesy Golf Canada

    Who was the first person to be intimidated by golf? Hint: It wasn’t you.

    Little-known fact: He was the second person to take up the game about, oh, 600 years ago in Scotland.

    “Och, Geordie, I could never hit that stone as far as you can with your shepherd’s crook. Look, it’s almost in the rabbit hole in one stroke! Why are you walking so fast? I can’t find my stone! Who is that behind us?”

    Versions of those plaintive bleats have echoed down through history and continue to be heard today, in one fashion or another.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Building A Women-Led Company That Positively Disrupts The Golf Industry

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host Colin Weston speaks with Jess McAlister, Founder of Digital Golf Collective.

    Jess's philosophy is essentially, "We felt we could 'positively disrupt' while loving and respecting the sport we love so much and fighting to ensure women athletes get what they truly deserve."

  • ModGolf Podcast: Building A Scalable Business That Introduces 1,000,000 New Golfers To The Game

    As we all know is getting good at golf is hard. Figuring out how to make it fun and engaging for kids is even harder. 

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Operation 36 co-founder Matt Reagan about the program that is introducing kids to the game with a variable distance gameplay format where students need to shoot 36 over nine holes in order to graduate up to the next level.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Applying A Tech Investor Mindset To Support "Early Stage" Golf Athletes

    In the second episode of season 12, ModGolf creator and show host, Colin Weston, speaks with Donnie Dotson, Founder and CEO of Carry Golf Investments who shared how he's applying tech startup lessons learned to elite athletes.